Source: The Wild Will Project
Note: Here I will not completely explain the concept of "leftism" as Ted Kaczynski uses it. Readers of this essay should instead refer to "Industrial Society and Its Future" (especially paragraphs 6-32, 83, 213-232) and "Izquierdismo" by Último Reducto. These pieces should provide the requisite knowledge for following this critique.
We are excited to announce that we finally published the 9th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!
It was actually completed in May 2017 and we’ve been sending it into prisons for the past year. We’ve just been slow to post it on our website. It includes some great poems and essays, along with beautiful drawings!! Although many of the submissions are from North Carolina and nearby states, our cover images was drawn by someone from a prison in Oregon!
This article is based on a talk given by the London group of the ACG at the Radical Bookfair on June 2, 2018.
The slogan ‘Land and Liberty’ has long been an anarchist slogan. It was the name of the Russian revolutionary organisation ‘Zemlya i Volya’ in 1878 and was used by the peasants in the Russian Revolution. When women marched in St Petersburg on the 8th of March, 1917, helping to kick off the revolution, the slogan was Bread, Land and Peace. ‘Tierra y Libertad’ was prominent in the Mexican and Spanish Revolutions and is still used today as the name of the Iberian Anarchist Federation paper.
Source: The Wild Will Project
Contradictions in the Reasoning
Ted Kaczynski (TK) suggests a nomadic hunter/gatherer (NHG) ideal, because, he claims, a movement needs a positive ideal as much as it needs an enemy. On the other hand, he says that it would be impossible to control post-collapse conditions and in fact imagines that agriculture will inevitably arise where the soil and climate are suitable for it. “No ideology,” he writes, “will persuade people to starve when they can feed themselves by planting crops.” He also repeatedly states that revolutions have only ever succeeded at destroying or conquering their target society, never implementing their ideal society (see ISAIF, paragraph 182). Therefore, the object of anti-industrial revolutionaries should only be “the elimination of modern technology.” Otherwise, they might be tempted to use the techno-industrial system to implement their ideal, and, if history is any indication, they will fail.
Almost 8 years ago, CgAn was created today we end this project. The cyber guerrilla in the form of the CgAn is now history. We are all those who have been organized until recently in CgAn. We take this step together. From now on we are, like all others from this context, former militants of CgAn. We stand by our story. CgAn was the revolutionary attempt of a minority, contrary to the tendency of this society, to contribute to the transformation of capitalist conditions. We are glad to have been part of this experiment.
From It's Going Down
It’s Going Down was lucky enough to talk with hip-hop artist Sole on the Solecast podcast. The interview focuses on building mass self-defense, expanding land defense struggles, building autonomous resilience projects, bringing in new people, and addressing major contradictions within society that the State refuses to.